"I was going to take a copy of the New York Times and ignite it, but Sebastian [a dog] beat me to it; he shit all over the paper," Molinari said, to big cheers, before offering a five-minute defense of Grimm and sending the crowd off with a parting shot. "Friends, don’t ever give up your principles, and don’t let these shit-ass newspapers tell you what to do."
— Staten Island Republicans defend Grimm and roast the ‘Times,’ as potential challengers circle | by Reid Pillifant | Capital New York
"I expect we’ll see The New York Times producing a pretty robust product in Mandarin Chinese before long."
— Joe Kahn, a two-time Pulitzer-winner and Times veteran, who just took over the foreign desk.
"What was intriguing to me was how this man, who was really a fringe figure, came to cultivate allies and influence people at such high levels — former military and intelligence officials, leaders of national organizations, presidential candidates — how did he make that leap?"
— On today’s Fresh Air, New York Times investigative reporter Andrea Elliot joins Terry Gross for a conversation about the state-level movement to ban Shariah law. Elliot recently profiled the Brooklyn lawyer who started the anti-Shariah movement and who she says, “has come to exercise a striking influence over American public discourse about Shariah.” (via nprfreshair)